Pearl Masterworks
Pearl Masterworks
Pearl Masterworks
Pearl Masterworks
Pearl Masterworks
Pearl Masterworks
Pearl Masterworks
Pearl Masterworks
Pearl Masterworks
Pearl Masterworks
Pearl Masterworks
Pearl Masterworks
Pearl Masterworks
Pearl Masterworks
Pearl Masterworks
Pearl Masterworks

Pearl Masterworks

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Masterworks Custom Drums
Completely custom. Totally handmade.

The dream destination for the Pro drummer that wants true control. Every element of the drum kit’s sound, look, and feel is player-selected from a limitless palette of custom options. Hand-crafted to heirloom perfection for the ultimate custom drum statement.

Build from scratch and choose:

Shell materials
Shell thickness
Custom Snare drum
Limitless options of finishes
Choose one of the 5 pre-tested drum recipes:

Urban Sonic Select
Stadium Sonic Select
Studio Sonic Select
Heritage Sonic Select
Modern Dry Sonic Select

Since 1999, Pearl’s handmade Masterworks drum kits have given the professional drummer the tools to make a totally custom statement with new heights of perfection.

The Masterworks Philosophy - It’s simple: let the drummer call the shots on the construction, sound, look, and feel of the drum kit. Truly custom options, unlike many other "custom drums" companies. Choose every detail of your in the Masterworks drum configurator, from shell composition and thickness, to hardware selection and finish, even bearing edges and a virtually endless pallet of custom finishes. All selected by and built for you by the most elite craftsmen in the drum world. For the ultimate personal and performance statement, Masterworks puts you in control.

Wood Choices
For a totally personal sonic signature, of perfection. Masterworks has more options for shell composition than any other custom drum builder; making each drum a truly unique work of art.

Shell Material Options


The perfect blend of tone, attack, and body.
• Ideal for general purpose applications.
• Equal tonal amounts of hi-end attack, mid-range body, and
low-end punch.
• North American hardwood with rich, even grain.


The precision choice for high-volume cut and power.
• Premium “white” wood with marbled, subdued grain.
• Boosted hi-end and mellow midrange excellent for stage and studio.
• “Built-in EQ” delivers articulate stroke with shorter, even decay

African Mahogany

Deep, powerful punch with dark, elegant tone.
• Boosted bottom-end perfect for controlled rooms/studios.
• Rich low-end warmth with beautifully smooth midrange sustain and hi-end roll-off.
• Porous African wood with rich, dark texture and grain.


Futuristic Carbon combines into a robust spectrum of frequencies.
• A 6-ply African Mahogany shell
• Full of rich low frequencies
• Outer layers of a unique Carbon Fiber
• Intense volume and incredible attack.


Explosive projection and increased volume.


Deep, powerful punch with dark, elegant tone.

Composite Shell

The Ultimate Hybrid.
• Combine wood types to sonically blend the characteristics of each material
• Each cross-laminated two-ply panel is hand-selected for proper density, grain consistency, and color.
• Maple/Birch ideal for outer plies for ease of finishing, while inner Mahogany plies boost bass.

Masterworks SST

Superior Shell Technology

Pearl’s Superior Shell Technology utilizes a proprietary technique for achieving the ultimate air chamber. It begins with select woods chosen for their unique acoustic attributes, milled to precise thickness with overlapping scarf joint seams, for a perfect air-tight fit. The wood plies are saturated with Pearl’s proprietary “AcoustiGlue” that permeates every pore and dries to the exact consistency of the wood for optimum resonance. Finally, the plies are formed in high-temperature molds with 1000 PSI of hydraulic pressure to produce perfect drum shells that exhibit superior tone, optimal resonance and extreme strength.

Shell Thickness Options

Pearl Masterworks custom drums allows you to further tailor your drum tone by selecting the thickness of each shell.

Thin Shell

(4-ply, 5mm w/ 4-ply
Reinforcement Rings)

Great resonance and sustain with top-end “spike.”
Maximum tonal note for the near-field environment.

Medium Shell

(6-ply, 7.5mm)

Exceptional for general purpose play.
Excellent projection, full-bodied wood tone.

Thick Shell

(8-ply, 10mm and 10-ply, 12.5mm)

Maximum cut and projection with subdued sustain.

Extra Thick Shell

Regular (12mm) & Thin (9mm)

10 Ply. Maximum cut and projection with subdued sustian. High in volume, high in pitch.

Custom Snare Drum

Your handmade snare drum is as custom as the rest of your kit

Pearl's Masterworks custom wood snare drums can be ordered with 1 - 20 ply shells with any number of wood combinations and bearing edges making it them of the most versatile wood snare drums available.

Order your Masterworks custom snare drum at one of our Official Pearl Drums Dealers.

Diameter *1 ply 7.5mm 4 ply 5mm 6 ply 7.5mm 8 ply 10mm 10 ply 12.5mm 20 ply 25mm
10" - Yes Yes - - -
12" - Yes Yes Yes - -
13" - Yes Yes Yes - Yes
14" Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

* 1 ply is a solid ply shell

Bearing Edge Options

Nothing influences a drum’s overall response more than the bearing edge. That’s why Masterworks gives you three bearing edges from which to choose, and with our new hybrid option, allowing you to mix edge types on batter and resonant side of the same drum.

Standard 45°


Provides the perfect blend of attach and warmth.

Rounded 45°


Pulls brighther overtones from darker shells and increases punch.

Fully Rounded


Edge apex focused to the inner shell plies for controlled tonal response.

Inner 45°


Greater head-to-shell contact boosts mid to high frequencies.

Outer 60°


Boosts mid-to-low range response and reduces decay

Sonic-Select Shell Recipes

The full spectrum of Masterworks choice in sharp focus

Drawing from two years of research and artist testing, Pearl presents Sonic-Select Shell Recipes: five distinct, extensively tested drum formulas each fine-tuned for their given performance application.

By filtering the nearly-endless array of custom options in the Masterworks spectrum down to specific shell, edge, and hardware fusions, each Recipe creates a truly unique sonic signature; clearly defining the Masterworks custom drum experience for the discerning professional.